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Adhesive Transfer Tape Guns


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On this web site you can purchase Adhesive Transfer Tape Guns that are used everyday in picture framing shops and art galleries world wide. These guns apply a thin layer of very sticky tape to almost any surface such as picture frames.

Then another component such as a sheet of backing paper can be laid over the tape and stuck down. These tape guns work very fast, clean, and are very easy to use. There are many applications for use of adhesive transfer tape, commonly called ATG tape. These guns automate the process of applying the tape.

adhesive transfer tape gun Framers Friend ATG Tape Gun

Another really great tape gun. Features a 36 yard capacity, a gear system that prevents gum up, a clear cover and it is easy to load up!

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Super ATG Tape Gun

This gun works great and the position of the nose end is just right to see your tape being applied.  I've tested this ATG gun and found it be be a really nice working gun.  The gear system is right out there where you can see it and clean it if necessary. In fact you can easily take it apart to clean it.

The newest version of this ATG gun now takes any standard 36 and 60 yard roll of ATG tape.   I think this gun is the perfect home picture framers gun and the price is right!

Framers Friend Tape Gun and a Free Roll of 1/2 inch ATG Tape  Price $42.69

How To Use An ATG Tape Gun

This applies to all ATG tape guns not those just pictured

Using an ATG tape gun is extremely easy.... once you load it up. The adhesive on ATG tape is located on just one side of the tape liner. This means the ATG tape gun must be properly loaded to work.  That first time can be a little difficult.  What you need to remember is to load the spool of tape into the gun on the forward roller mechanism. Then the tape comes out the bottom under the forward roller wheel.

how to load an atg gunThe sticky glue side goes under the little wheel that sticks out.  The finger in the picture is pointing to the sticky part. This means that when you hold the gun tip down and roll it along something, it will leave the glue laid down on whatever you roll the tip along. 

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ATG Tape Gun.

All tape guns work and load up the same way so you can use this image to see how to load any ATG tape gun.

You will notice in the image that the used liner on the back roll looks messed up.  It is! This doesn't happen very often, and this gun still works fine even now. Once in a long while this kind of thing happens and then you have to take off the back portion of the used liner and remove it from the gun.  You then need to strip the glue off about 1 foot of tape and reload it onto the back roller.  This almost never happens when using a 36 yard roll of tape but happens once in a while with the 60 yard rolls.

When reloading the blank liner goes up over the full roll of tape on the forward roller wheel.  It doesn't stick because it is the glues liner and won't stick well to glue.  From here the tape goes onto the rear roller wheel.  Due to gears in the tape gun, this rear wheel will gather up the used liner tape, just as fast as you can roll it off the front roller.

ATG tape gun in useThe guns work good, as long as  you install the tape properly before the first use.  Most of the boxes that the ATG tape guns come in give pretty much full directions.  Some don't.  Also if  you look closely lots of time there are marks on the ATG gun itself which shows the direction to place the tape.

The picture shows an ATG tape gun in use. All you need to do is position the tip where  you want the glue, pull the trigger and roll the glue out. Just so slick...

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Some might wonder why I am laying down a layer of tape over the paper backing on the above picture.  How about, It's because I am using a double backing of paper.  ah, sounds better than just saying I am trying to show how to use the gun.....

It helps to remember to put the tape over the forward wheels, up over and onto the back wheel and into the slot that holds the tape.  When doing this you can squeeze the ATG tape guns trigger to allow you to take up some of the slack in the ATG tape if this is necessary. 

Also, if you have everything all set and find the tape to have some slack in it during the first use, don't let that concern you too much.  I always find this slack is taken up after a couple of passes and you use up a couple feet of tape.  Most times, when the tape is all set up, you can use up the whole roll without any further trouble.  After a little bit you will soon become a pro using the tape gun.

As I told you above by the picture, once in a while the tape might break, or gets torn by a tool on the bench, what ever.  When this happens  you should take off all the used up ATG tape liner off the rear spool, leaving the good tape on the front spool alone.

After clearing the rear spool, you need to peal out about 1 1/2 feet of good tape off the front spool, by holding the ATG Gun's trigger and slowly pulling out the tape.  Then right the forward wheel on the good tape, take  your fingers and pull the glue off about a little over a foot of the tape.  Then use this cleaned liner to go up over the spool and reinsert the cleaned liner into the rear spool and then take up the slack just like you did when you first installed the new roll.  You can then continue your taping job just as before. 

The most important thing to remember is to not let any ATG tape, with the glue still on it, go up and over that front roller.  If you do, it will gum up your tape gun and it won't work until you clean up the mess. The tape sticks good to the plastic spools if you get it on them, so don't let it happen to you.  This doesn't happen very often with a good gun. 

The picture here is the inside of the ATG Tape Gun.  Although other guns may be slightly different, they all work almost the same way.  It is not hard to learn to load and use an ATG tape gun.  

Thank You for visiting
Sincerely, Reimond Grignon